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Hello Guys,

Relativity new to Perl so i will go ahead and try to explain what i am trying to do etc!

I am trying to configure the input to only accept DD-MM-YYYY Format, but i also need to have the day, month and year as variables allowing me to use those variables in a mysql command.

At the moment i have this, it most likely is completely wrong, but if you could give guide me that would be great;

(<STDIN> =~$day/(\d{2})-$month(\d{2})-$year(\d{4})/) { $date = <STDIN>; } else { print "Invalid date, not in DD-MM-YYYY Format\n"; }

My main worry of the above is that the variables are not in the correct place ?

Heres an example of the mysql command ( just to let you know where the variables will be used )

$sql = "UPDATE table SET day='$day' month='$month' year='$year' WHERE field='$variable' AND field='$variable'\G"

I Have changed the names of the fields/table/variables in the mysql to just a generic example. i am just looking for assistance in regards to the 3 fields below;

The three fields in the mysql table i would like to update are as follows;




Any help would be great,

Thanks in advance!


In reply to Formatting STDIN for date format by Ashley Jordan

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